Raymond Vineyards Napa Valley: A Celebration of Elegance in Wine

Do you love exclusive offerings? Wine no one else can get? I’m sitting down with Raymond Vineyards, Bill Farmer to get more insight on what this means. Farmer has been there from the beginning of the Boisset reign of Raymond Vineyards. This luscious property is distinctive both in wine and experiences.

Raymond Vineyards Napa Valley: A Celebration of Elegance in Wine

Named after the family that founded Raymond Vineyards, their history began in 1933. This is the year the family moved to Napa Valley. Roy Raymond would begin his winemaking career with Beringer and stay for 37 years! Shortly after they became related to the Beringer family by marriage. Their farming and winemaking interests grew over the years leading up to 1970. This was the year they would go “all in”. The family purchased 90 acres of Rutherford property. The release of the first vintage would be in 1974.

A bunch of grapes from Raymond Vineyards going through veraison. Photo by Kelly Mitchell, The Wine Siren

Raymond Vineyards would get the attention of Jean-Charles Boisset. Acquiring the property in 2009, Boisset took the winery to the next level. First with an expansion of vineyards. Now 300 acres strong. Adding Napa veteran winemaker Stephanie Putnam to oversee winemaking. With the guidance of Vineyard Manager, Sophie Drucker, the estate vineyards are now biodynamic and organic Today the winery is enjoying a renaissance of sorts as it continues to make some of the very best small lot red wine in the valley.

Here the wines are only available for sale at the winery. Some lots as small as 150 cases. In order to be part of this limited offer, you must visit the winery. You’ll want to because of the very exquisite lounging and tasting you can do here.  Grab a few friends, a few bottles and sit back and relax.

The Red Room at Raymond Vineyards, Photo by Kelly Mitchell, The Wine Siren

With a wide array of tasting experiences, you are sure to make even the fussiest travel guest happy. Are elegance and beauty your thing? Here it exists in each of their tasting rooms and experiences.

A lush, opulent lounge known as the “Red Room” is where you can enjoy your wine on-site. You’ll want to make a reservation so you can enjoy your very own bottle service in this exquisite room.

The Crystal Room with a huge glowing Chandelier next to Fermentation tanks and an exquisitely elegant tasting room at Raymond Vineyards. Photo by Kelly Mitchell Napa Valley

You can taste in the Crystal Room to get a more in-depth experience of tasting the finest wine at Raymond. Either standing at the wine bar, or for groups, booking a larger space for sit down service. In the Barrel Tasting Cellars, your very own comparative wine tasting experience. You can sip and compare unreleased vintages with earlier vintages.

Unique experiences? Raymond Vineyards has it! Taste a library of 40 years of wines. Make your own blend, take the bottle home and they will make your own blend for you by the case.  These are one of a kind adventures sure to entice the most reluctant wine taster.

So many options. Contact Wine Paths Travel for more information.

Raymond Vineyards Napa Valley: A Celebration of Elegance in Wine
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The words say it all. Magnificent drink. If you can get it. @turleywine 2015 Napa Valley Library Block Petite Syrah
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And now back to Paris for a formidably fabulous Friday! Michelin-star restaurant- check! Fabulous dark and exquisite library for enjoying cocktails, a breathtaking entrance of a French hideaway from years ago...

Stunning Michelin star restaurant and beautiful bibliothèque with Parisian friends.

Bookmark this spot! I don’t often share where I dine unless I am out of the country, but because so many people ask 💋🍷💋#TheWineSiren I am going to change that. Take my favorite brunch and Fried Chicken spot! @southsidenapa offers not only some of the freshest most inviting dishes in Napa, they also have a wide array of coffee, tea, wine and bubbles to pair your dishes with.

Its one of the few #petfriendly places with great food and an inviting team. Lots of talent here in the food arena and the outdoor seating area is equipped with swinging chairs, a fire pit and comfortable seating inside and out.

Fried Chicken you ask? Yes! Pairs perfectly with your Napa Valley Sparkling and #Champagne.The best in Napa Valley. Make sure and call ahead, they often sell out.

Hours are 8am-2pm
Breakfast served all day and an expanded lunch menu.

With over 30 years of sustainability under their belt, Domaine Carneros has a big headstart in the way of sustainability. They built the first significant solar installation, recognized as the largest in the world at the time. Far beyond complacent, Domaine Carneros continues to push the limits and try new techniques and strategies to improve their abilities.

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An incredible indulgence and the ultimate experience.

It’s in my neighborhood. Two miles away door to door. Why do I find myself returning again and again? Because this is one of the most stunning destinations in Carneros and Napa Valley. Stunning in both taste and views.

The skies, the ultimate blue, the vineyard hills throughout the landscape. It’s a breathtaking pinch yourself situation no matter how often you visit.

The team is so welcoming and the sparkling wine is world class and made sustainably. If you’re ready to step up your sparkling wine game this is where you need to be.

The wines tasted:

2016 Estate Brut Cuvée (late disgorge) ripe pear, white flowers, creamy, beautiful structure.
2019 Brut Rosé Pinot Noir & Chardonnay, incredible well poised, citrus, red berries, almonds and floral notes
2015 Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs Tête de Cuvée The dream. A signature must taste from the most prized blocks of Chardonnay. Evocative of citrus curd, pie crust, a nuance of ginger and tart lemon. I could drink this all day every day!
2017 Ultra Brut Tropical fruit, lime, lemon zest, crisp, lovely palate and exquisite finish.

The ultimate indulgence, featuring three of Tsar Nicoulai’s finest caviars:
Classic, Select, and Golden Reserve
Served with potato chips, toast points, and Cowgirl Creamery crème fraîche.

Make your reservation today!

Domainecarneros.com and ask for the caviar experience!

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